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Paramahansa Yogananda

The history of yoga is a fascinating and oft revered topic. How many times do you hear about the “ancient” and sacred practice that’s thousands of years old? And how this Eastern practice and philosophy made its way West to eventually evolve into what we’ve come to know as modern yoga? But what we know [...]

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A new film, AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, following the life and impact of Paramahansa Yogananda will be hitting the theaters this October. Known as a spiritual figure, Yogananda is credited for introducing millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga in the 1920s and 30s and beyond.

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OK so Kriya Yoga isn’t only 150 years old, but the anniversary of the revival is! <Cheers from the crowd> As the story goes, the practice and techniques lay dormant for centuries until yogi Lahiri Mahasaya met his guru, Mahavatar Babaji, in a cave in the Himalayan Mountains in the fall of 1861, where he [...]

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Uh oh, are we about to have a ‘Thriller’-esque showdown at the cemetery? TMZ reports, Devotees of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) are intending to make their pilgrimage to the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA for the regular prayer ritual today. Namaste! But the structure is also home to the resting body of late pop [...]

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